i give up. someone just please enlighten me, im going nutsyoda wrote:Spoiler!
One of the trickier puzzles in the book, this 2-stage puzzle is fairly straightforward on the front end, but requires some sharp visual perception and possibly an intuitive leap on the back end to generate a 6-letter word that is the answer. Below is a graded hint system leading to the final answer. It assumes you know keys 4, 7, and 10. If you don't know them, then don't continue.
Spoiler!And the answer is below. DO NOT CLICK IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER!!
I got the two a and c numbers but how is it possible to have b2 and c2 on same column if we are doing this as a sudoku - I made the bs 3 and 6! What am I not getting? I’ve got the solution - (thanks to Tallis!) but I’m confused ...
You need to go back to the puzzle as your values are wrong. It’s tricky because of the symbols and numbers (it took me a long time to work it out and I do these daily)
Spoiler!When you have finished, your puzzle should look like this:
Spoiler!So you should now have
Spoiler!At the bottom of the page is a prompt for you to get the keys from 3 different pages. So with the information you now have, you should have 3 words. Each letter a, b, and c has a word and 2 alphanumeric values associated with it. How can you turn this into a word/value to use as the answer?
Spoiler!After doing all that, you should end up with